Celebrate the Holidays!

The holiday season in Barrie is the perfect time to celebrate and safely make lasting memories. Take a break from decking the halls and making gingerbread cookies and enjoy one of these family-friendly holiday events.



Santa Visits at Georgian Mall
Santa Visits at Georgian Mall Santa Visits at Georgian Mall
Date: Nov 13th - Dec 24th
Location: Georgian Mall Google Map
Time: Appointment Only. Reservations required 
Join in bringing holiday magic to life this season and pre-book your Santa Magic Photo Experience.
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First Light
First Light First Light
Date: Nov 19-20, 26-27 & Dec 3-4
Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons Google Map
Rediscover the historic site aglow from tranquil candlelight, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Reserve your time.
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Noella Festival
Noella Festival Noella Festival
Date: Beginning November 20th
Location: Downtown Barrie Google Map
Everyone’s favourite Noella Festival returns for 2021! Enjoy six weeks of holiday fun. Click below to find out all the details!
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The Rotary Festival of Trees
The Rotary Festival of Trees The Rotary Festival of Trees
Date: Beginning Nov 20th
Location: Downtown Barrie Google Map
Check out the amazing light displays at Meridian Place, Heritage Park and along our beautiful waterfront courtesy of the Rotary Club of Barrie.
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Free Santa Photos at The 400 Market
Free Santa Photos at The 400 Market Free Santa Photos at The 400 Market
Date: Nov 20th - Dec 19th
Location: The 400 Market Google Map
Santa is back at The 400 Market every Saturday and Sunday until December 19th from 10am - 4pm. Bring your own camera! Santa will also be accepting letters that can be given to him or dropped off in the North Pole Mailbox.
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Drysdale's Christmas & Holiday Village
Drysdale's Christmas & Holiday Village Drysdale's Christmas & Holiday Village
Date: Nov 20th - Dec 19th
Location: Drysdale's Tree Farm Google Map
The holiday season turns to winter magic beginning this November. Freshly fallen snow, jingle bells on horses, the scent of fresh Christmas trees filling the crisp winter's air and a smile from old Saint Nick. 
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Photos with Santa at Tanger Outlets
Photos with Santa at Tanger Outlets Photos with Santa at Tanger Outlets
Date: Nov 20th - Dec 24th
Location: Tanger Outlets Google Map
Join Santa at his rustic cottage and capture the holidays by having a professional photographer take the Santa photo. 
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Tree Lighting at Park Place
Tree Lighting at Park Place Tree Lighting at Park Place
Date: Nov 21 from 3pm - 6pm
Location: Park Place Google Map
Don't miss this family-friendly event. Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and one of their Reindeer. Your favourite characters from frozen and the Grinch will be there too. Tree lighting at 5:30pm & 6pm.
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The Holidays at Friday Harbour
The Holidays at Friday Harbour The Holidays at Friday Harbour
Date: Dec 4th - 23rd
Location: Friday Harbour Google Map
Experience the transformation of our beautiful Promenade into a Holiday Market. A new tradition begins December 4th.
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Redline's Christmas Market 2021
Redline's Christmas Market 2021 Redline's Christmas Market 2021
Date: Dec 5 at 10am - 4pm
Location: Redline Brewhouse Google Map
Redline's Christmas Market is returning on December 5th, 2021. Showcasing amazing local vendors and their products!
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Spice Holiday Artisan Market
Spice Holiday Artisan Market Spice Holiday Artisan Market
Date: Dec 10 - 11
Location: MacLaren Art Centre Google Map
The 2021 market will feature 40 artisans, live music and refreshments available both days. On Friday, December 10, Santa’s coming to the market, and photo ops will be available. The Wired Owl pop-up will be providing refreshments both days.
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Santa Land 2021
Santa Land 2021 Santa Land 2021
Date: Dec11-12 & 18-19
Location: Kaleidoscoppe Google Map
Meet Santa Claus and share your Christmas list, letters, or stories! Carousel of Fun seasonal games! Christmas crafts and activities in Santa’s Workshop! Decorate a sweet treat with elves! Magic Show from Santa! Photo with Santa.
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PJ Party with Santa at Curio
PJ Party with Santa at Curio PJ Party with Santa at Curio
Date: Dec 17th & 18th
Location: Curio Exploration Hub Google Map
Just for the kiddos! Drop your school-aged child off for a fun night of Christmas magic! Reindeer food, decorating Christmas treats, exchanging gifts, chatting with Santa and more! Reserve your spot.
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Christmas at Curio
Christmas at Curio Christmas at Curio
Date: Dec 17th - 19th
Location: Curio Exploration Hub Google Map
Celebrate Christmas at Curio. Santa will spend one hour of each time block collecting letters, reading stories and walking around Curio while your kiddos enjoy a fun play session. Reserve your spot.
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